The University of Cincinnati’s nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks a dynamic Assistant Dean for Admissions. The successful candidate will have a record of leadership in collegiate student services, an understanding and appreciation of the arts, and a well-deserved reputation for strategic thought accompanied by bold action.
CCM is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student body numbering about 1400. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public research university gives the college a unique character and defines its mission: to educate and inspire whole artists and scholars to take their places on the world’s stages.
As a key member of the CCM Dean’s Leadership Council, this Assistant Dean is responsible for the strategic development and execution of comprehensive marketing, recruitment, admissions and yield strategies for incoming undergraduate and graduate students. The Assistant Dean for Admissions works closely with CCM faculty, with the College’s undergraduate and graduate admissions committee, with CCM’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with CCM’s admissions staff and with the University of Cincinnati’s admissions team.
Manage CCM scholarships and endowed funds (which currently total more than $10M)
Address the needs of a diverse group of clients: prospective students and their parents, faculty, staff, donors, et al;
Represent CCM on appropriate University-wide committees
Act as the primary liaison to appropriate University offices (e.g., Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, Housing, International, etc.);
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff, including hiring/firing, annual performance evaluations, etc.
Manage the admissions office budget
Lead and manage CCM’s admissions office in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students:
Work with faculty and with the Dean’s Office to establish annual enrollment targets, and support faculty throughout the recruitment process
Assist in developing admissions marketing and recruitment materials
Coordinate CCM marketing and recruitment activities, including promotional events, high school visits and college fairs, etc.
Organize/plan local, regional and national audition dates, as well as graduate scholarship competitions
Counsel and advise prospective students/parents regarding admissions, financial aid and registration, transfer and transition services, etc.
Collaborate with CCM’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to create and implement effective retention strategies to ensure student success
Monitor policies and practices to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Deep knowledge and application of best practices in university and conservatory enrollment management
A proven track record of building strong relationships with high schools, community colleges and counselors, as well as a track record of high visibility with local, regional and national admissions organizations
A penchant for making data-supported decisions
Management experience, with an emphasis on professional development of staff members
Extensive knowledge of databases and reporting software such as Slate, Cart, Catalyst, Tableau, etc.
Creative and innovative strategic planning and problem-solving
A high level of collaboration and teamwork
Effective communication and presentation skills
An ability to collaborate with a wide cross-section of senior administrators, faculty, alumni, staff and students
The ability to respond to common complaints from families, customers, and external communities
Effective management of institutional resources
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, and five (5) years’ experience in collegiate student services
Go to jobs.uc.edu to submit an application, please include a letter of application and a list of three professional references
The search committee will review applications as they are received and will continue until the position is filled
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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